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Mike Mahler Retires

41 Years of Service Mike Mahler, the Business Agent for Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 retired on August 30, 2019. He will be replaced by Bob Stuart. Mike was initiated into Local 268 on June 6, 1978. He became Business Manager in June of 1997. He received plaques from the Fire Sprinkler Alliance and from [...]

By | October 4th, 2019|Contractors, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on Mike Mahler Retires

Fire Sprinkler Save in Rock Community Fire Protection District

On August 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm, we received a call for a fire alarm sounding at a medical office, 2194 Michigan Avenue, Arnold, MO. An update was given from dispatch stating they had fire alarms coming from Las Fuentes Mexican Restaurant at 2198 Michigan Avenue. Upon the arrival of the first arriving engine company, [...]

By | August 7th, 2019|Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in Rock Community Fire Protection District

2019 Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Conference

The Fire Marshals Association of Missouri, FMAM, conducted their 2019 annual conference at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks July 24-26, 2019. The format was changed this year to one classroom with multiple classes ranging from one hour to four hours. Classes included fireworks, Plan Review, NFPA 3 & 4, and Fire Sprinkler Issues. New [...]

By | July 27th, 2019|Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Events, Public Interest|Comments Off on 2019 Fire Marshals Association of Missouri Conference

2019 Burn Aid Golf Tournament in St. Louis

Members from Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268, the St. Louis Metro Area Chapter of NFSA and the St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance sponsored the Burn Aid Golf Tournament on Thursday June 13, 2019. The Burn Aid Golf Tournament was held at Emerald Greens Golf Course years ago. This year's tournament was held at the Landings [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Code Officials, Contractors, Events, Public Interest, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2019 Burn Aid Golf Tournament in St. Louis

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Peters, MO

A fire sprinkler activated and prevented a catastrophic loss at the Pure Apartments in the 4100 block of Pure Street in St. Peters, Missouri, which is still under construction.  A faulty heating and air conditioning unit caught fire on Saturday March 30, 2019. Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) crews arrived on the scene and [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Peters, MO

Design Advantage Class April 5, 2019

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance & St. Louis Professional Chapter of ICC and AIA St. Louis Building Code Committee present the Design Advantage Class taught by Jeff Hugo from NFSA. Specifically created for code officials, architects, engineers, and contractors, this intense full day program will demonstrate how to use the current International Building Code [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on Design Advantage Class April 5, 2019

Two Classes This Week in March

The St. Louis Fire Sprinkler Alliance is presenting two classes this week at the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 268 Training Center in St. Louis, Thursday will be Advanced Hydraulics and Friday will be Seismic Protection for Sprinkler Systems. Both classes are being taught by John Corso with NFSA and each class is $50.

By | March 12th, 2019|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education|Comments Off on Two Classes This Week in March

Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis, MO

A north St. Louis apartment's seventh floor was heavily damaged by fire overnight.  St. Louis Firefighters responded to the Roosevelt Town Apartments on North Euclid just before 12:30 AM Thursday, December 2, 2018. Thanks to the fire sprinkler system, the fire was contained to one unit and was mostly extinguished when fire crews arrived. Everyone [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Education, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in St. Louis, MO

Fire Sprinkler Save in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Fire Marshal Jason McIntosh provided this story: On the evening of 11/17/18, crews responded for the report of an apartment fire.  Upon arrival, fire crews entered the apartment and found that the fire had been extinguished prior to arrival by one sidewall sprinkler located in the kitchen of the apartment.  While overhaul and ventilation were [...]

By | December 8th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Fire Sprinkler Save at Kirkwood Apartment

Kirkwood Fire Department responded to a report of a kitchen fire at 225 Pullman Place Apt. #200.  The call came in at 13:23:16.  The resident was home at the time.  Kirkwood Assistant Fire Chief Leo Meyer said, "There was a fire on a stove that was extending to the cabinets when the side wall sprinkler was [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Code Issues, Code Officials, Contractors, Public Interest, Sprinkler Saves|Comments Off on Fire Sprinkler Save at Kirkwood Apartment